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Trump’s anti-Huawei measures will hurt not just China, but US too

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Analysis. Trump wants to hit Huawei even at the price of hurting some American companies. His plan is to smoke China out by taking advantage of its lack of self-sufficiency in electronic components.

written by Simone Pieranni

Topic China

May 18, 2019

In addition to being the second-largest producer of smartphones in the world, the Chinese company Huawei is also the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. According to some analysts, it holds around 28% of this market (more than the European companies Ericsson and Nokia, its main competitors). Even more important is the fact that Huawei has won more 5G contracts than any other telecommunications company, a case in point of the new global Chinese push in the field of technology.

The trade war between China and the US has always played out against the background of the more general rivalry between the two countries in the fields of 5G and artificial intelligence: Washington has tried in every way to hinder Beijing’s........

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